Last week, if you listened to me about Sammy Watkins, you were probably pretty happy. To those of you that picked him up and started him, you’re welcome!
On the other hand, if you decided to play Tyrod Taylor, I am very sorry. I never expected a defensive battle out of Cincinnati in 2020. Please don’t send an angry email.
Those of you that started Tennessee D/ST probably feel pretty indifferent towards me, and the feeling is mutual.
All that said, I have a new list of players for you to watch this week. Hopefully all three will boom for your week two lineups! Oh, and like last week, the percentage in the parentheses indicates the percentage of ESPN fantasy leagues in which the players are rostered at the time of writing.
Scotty Miller-Tampa Bay Wide Receiver (5.9%)
Miller was Tom Brady’s surprise target on Sunday. He was targeted six times and caught five of them for 73 yards. He also caught Tom Brady’s one deep connection of the day for 37 yards.
Miller and Godwin seem to be the receivers that Brady has the best connection with. At least, for the time being while Mike Evans is nursing his injury. With a trip to Carolina on the docket this week, the targets should stay high for Miller this week. He may be worth the start over Evans or other injured wide outs this week like Courtland Sutton or Michael Thomas.
James Robinson- Jacksonville Running Back (29.1%)
People have been skeptical of James Robinson his entire football career. He played college ball at Illinois State and went undrafted this spring. After signing with the Jaguars, everyone expected him to be deep in the depth charts behind Leonard Fournette.
On Sunday, Robinson got the keys to the metaphorical car, and he didn’t disappoint. No other Jaguars running back had a carry, and Robinson had 90 yards from scrimmage against the Colts. For his performance, Pro Football Focus gave him a rushing grade of 65.7, the 11th ranked rushing grade.
This week Jacksonville has a matchup with Tennessee, who is coming off an emotional last second win against Denver, but I would expect Robinson to continue his production into the week. If you were unlucky enough to be relying on guys like Le’Veon Bell or Marlon Mack for rushing duties, Robinson is a good RB2 option.
Dan Arnold- Arizona Tight End (1.3%)
If you are in the camp of people that have George Kittle on your roster, don’t fret. Kittle may be questionable to play this week, but your solution is almost surely sitting in your league’s free agency right now.
Dan Arnold closed the season with touchdowns in two of the final three games last year, and he looked like a sleeper option for fantasy in 2020. Last week, he didn’t get many targets because San Francisco is still one of the best passing defenses in the NFL. Murray was more comfortable throwing to his number one option, DeAndre Hopkins, which is understandable.
However, this week Arizona takes on a much worse defense in Washington. Philly might have flopped against them last week, but the one thing that was consistent for Philly was their passing game to their tight ends Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert.
Ertz caught three passes and had a touchdown, and Goedert eclipsed 100 yards with another touchdown. I’m still not sold that Washington’s defense is as stout as everyone seems to think it is after beating Philly, so I would bet Arnold at least scores a touchdown in this game.